The United States is currently divided into two parts: Those who care desperately about the World Cup and those who steadfastly ignore any and all World Cup coverage.
Like most of the rest of the world, I am in the former group. Here are 9 great places to catch as many games as possible, score some good food and find some other distractions, if you’re not glued to the screen at all times.
World Cup Beer Garden; Portland, OR
This amazing pop-up beer garden—in the town that calls itself Soccer City USA—is offering a rotating selection of local beers (from breweries like Burnside, Coalition and Occidental) as well as cocktails. Meals are coming from hometown favorites Fried Egg I’m In Love, and the Bus Stop Café, which prepares pub food, like fish and chips in a double-decker bus (they’ll even have a TV playing the games on the bus’s top level—awesome).